Sleepless

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How did I get it?:
Unsolicited from Stripes Publishing for review consideration.

Synopsis:

Young, rich and good-looking, Izzy and her friends lead seemingly perfect lives. But exams are looming – and at a school like Clerkenwell, failure is not an option. Luckily, Tigs has a solution. A small pill that will make revision a breeze and help them get the results they need. Desperate to succeed, the group begin taking the study drug.

It doesn’t take long before they realize there are far worse things than failing a few exams.

Thoughts:

I was sent this book by Stripes Publishing, I assume after I agreed to read and review Alex Bell’s Frozen Charlotte. I was happy enough to give it a go, after all the premise sounded very exciting. I enjoyed Sleepless but it was a bit slow paced to start with!

Sleepless is about Izzy and her group of friends. They are from rich families living near the Barbican Centre in London. They all attend the prestigious private school Clerkenwell. Like with many schools (says a student teacher…) exams are of utmost importance. Izzy and her friends are worrying about the upcoming exams, until Tigs gives everyone a solution- they could take this ‘study aid’ that she has found online which will help them focus for the exams. It seems like the perfect solution and everything is fine until after the exams… when Izzy and her friends start hearing and seeing strange things. Izzy and her friends soon wonder whether it would have been easier to fail their exams rather than go through the aftermath of the tablets…

Sleepless was slow to get into and I was worried that I might not like it, but it got better as the pace picked up.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the biggest fan of horror, so if a book impresses me in the genre it really means something! I found this book to be incredibly intriguing and quite intense which was due to the atmospheric setting.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

A slow to start tale, but it builds nicely to form a creepy more than scary story!

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